Tips on how to build a dancer’s body

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Published: November 10, 2019

Dancers always have a lean body, regardless of the dance type they are practicing. We’re talking about an athletic dancer’s body, not the thin ballerina body type. It’s a long, toned and lean physique. If you’re ever watched those celebrity dance shows, you know what kind of body it is. So how does one build a dancer’s body? There are a few reasons as to why dancers achieve such amazing figures. The main reason why they achieve such long and lean bodies is the type of exercise dance itself is. Ballroom and Latin dancing are considered athletic dances and are a type of anaerobic exercise. This means that participating in such activity and burning energy on it does not directly depend on oxygen levels.

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Lean figure and toned muscles are characteristic to a dancers body

If you wish to go after this body type, keep two things in mind. Women aren’t physically able to “bulk up”. Because of this, we recommend hiring a female personal trainer Dubai to help you progress. Secondly, building a dancers body requires time. Stamina training is important since you will be able to do this for longer periods. So, if you want to build a dancer’s body, but aren’t looking for a long-term career as a dancer, we have the solution.

To build a dancer’s body, just dance!

This is the most obvious way to get that lean shape of a dancer. Dancing provides a full-body workout, just as well as cardio and running exercises. Look up Zumba classes in Dubai closest to you and get jiggy with it! Zumba is the Latin dancing combined with a full workout session we mentioned above. Not only does it burn a lot of calories, but the change of motion in random intervals utilizes many muscle groups which makes it an amazing exercise. Dancing is the focal point of a lot of interactive video games as well. They instruct you to follow a series of dance moves and keep up with the beat. Whatever you do, make sure you are having fun. Time will fly by and it won’t even feel like a workout.

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Zumba is a great mix of dancing and fun, perfect if you want to build a dancer’s body

Pilates and cardio help with flexibility and stamina

Pilates is a combination of exercise which creates lean and flexible muscles in the arms, legs, and glutes. Regularly visiting pilates classes in Dubai helps greatly if you want to build that dancer’s body you’re after. Furthermore, you become more flexible and achieve the fluidity of motion as a professional dancer. The core gains more strength as well, leading to better balance and a well-toned back. As previously mentioned, this regime of exercise takes a long time to be fully effective. 30 minutes of cardio on a daily level keeps the metabolism amped up and the heart strong. This boosts your endurance and regulates body weight.

Good nutrition goes hand in hand with exercise

What you eat is just as important as how you exercise. Given that anaerobic exercise drains a lot of energy, you need to fuel your body while working out. Keeping hydrated and getting enough protein is very important, especially with this type of workout regime. It’s important to pay attention to the food intake, too. As your diet adapts to your exercise and gets healthier, you will better understand what makes you feel good and what doesn’t. Stick to what feels good and you’ll build a dancer’s body everyone will envy in no time.

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